Psalm 2 PERSONALIZING PSALM 2
Psalm 2 is definitely prophetic. First, here is an outline, which I shared with you some time ago:
THE REBELLION OF MAN Vss. 1-3
THE RESPONSE BY THE FATHER Vss. 4-6
THE RULE OF THE SON Vss. 7-9
Jesus will destroy the enemy and establish His millennial kingdom.
THE REMINDER FROM THE SPIRIT Vss. 10-12
We must remember that prophecy can help us grow spiritually when we apply its truths to our lives.
We can personalize Psalm 2 by asking ourselves the following questions:
AM I REBELLING AGAINST GOD? – Vss. 1-3
Is God leading me in one direction, and am I, like Jonah, heading in another direction? (See Jonah 1)
Am I fighting God concerning His perfect will for my life?
Am I doing things I know I shouldn’t do, and not doing things I know I should do?
IS GOD REBUKING ME? – Vss. 4-6
Is the Lord disciplining me? (Hebrews 12:5-13)
Please remember that all the negative things that happen are not the Lord’s rebukes.
He allows trials so we will mature (James 1:2-4, Romans 5:3-5).
When troubles hit, we must examine ourselves for any sin. If we find it, we are to confess and forsake it (1 John 1:9). If we have honestly examined our lives, and find nothing for which the Lord is disciplining us, we can assume that this is a trial that will mature us.
IS JESUS REIGNING IN MY HEART? – Vss. 5-9
One day Jesus will literally reign over all the earth.
Right now, as a Christian, He should be allowed to reign in my life.
Make sure that He is on the throne inside of you. (Romans 12:1, Ephesians 1:22)
AM I RESPONDING TO GOD’S ADVICE? – Vss. 10-12
Am I serving the Lord with fear (reverence)?
If I kiss the Son, I am submitting to His lordship. Have I done this?
Am I taking to heart the advice found in all the verses of this Psalm?